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Aug 08 08:12

Erdogan says Turkey has resumed drilling in eastern Mediterranean

NATO members Turkey and Greece have long been at loggerheads over overlapping claims for hydrocarbon resources.

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has announced that Turkey has resumed energy exploration work in the eastern Mediterranean, saying Greece had not kept its promises regarding such activities in the region.

NATO members Turkey and Greece have long been at loggerheads over overlapping claims for hydrocarbon resources and tensions flared up last month, prompting German Chancellor Angela Merkel to hold talks with the country's leaders to ease tensions.

"We have started drilling work again," Erdogan told reporters after participating in Friday prayers at the Hagia Sophia mosque. "We don't feel obliged to talk with those who do not have rights in maritime jurisdiction zones."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

If I were a crew member on the Barbaros Hayreddin Pasa right now, I would be advocating for extra-hazardous combat pay; Greece will respond, when it feels the time is right.

The question is, how proportionate will be the punishment for what Turkey is doing.

Aug 07 08:02

Danish Immigration Minister Admits Integration Policy Is A "Fiasco"

Denmark’s immigration minister has admitted that his country’s integration policy is a “fiasco,” noting that just 17 per cent of Syrian women are in work 5 years after moving to the country.

Mattias Tesfaye, himself the son of an Ethiopian immigrant father, drew attention to the statistic which is featured in a new integration report that reveals less than half of Syrian men have found employment after the same time period of being in Denmark.

Aug 07 06:10

Chinese Drones Now Deployed In Balkans After Serbia Deal - NATO On Edge

China has delivered six military drones to Serbia after the Balkan country moved to purchase them in a controversial deal a year ago which has put NATO on edge.

Though Serbia has an official policy of military neutrality vis-a-vis NATO, there's been increased cooperation over the past few years. However, both the Chinese drone acquirement and Present's Aleksandar Vucic recently signaling he'd like to acquire the S-400 anti-air defense system from Russia has caused Washington to threaten sanctions.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

China's ability to produce quality products, over and above Lockheed Martin's F-35, the problems of which have been "reclassified" but not "fixed", tells volumes about the poor state of US weaponry these days.

And US weapons companies are still allowed to "get away with murder", in terms of poorly engineered products, delivered so late as to be obsolete, and costing double or treble the original price, because they continue to contribute, overtly and covertly, to both parties, and big-time.

And the hell of it is, this practice will not be made to stop, because so much campaign donation to both sides of the aisle, come from weapons manufacturing companies.

Aug 03 06:36

Berlin protest: Large demonstrations at Brandenburg Gate over Covid-19 restrictions

A march previously Saturday that was slammed by authorities for not sticking to guidelines on social distancing and face masks was stopped by organizers.

The march, which was called by organizers as “Day of Freedom — The End of the Pandemic,” consisted of anti-vaccine groups and some reactionary and neo-Nazi companies. On livestreams of the occasion, some protesters might be heard shouting, “We are the second wave.”

**Note** - the pejorative and low balling the numbers.

Aug 03 06:30

Poland Says US to Deploy Troops on Eastern Border

The US announcement of 12,000 troops leaving Germany now sees another scramble to secure US presences. Poland is reportedly keen to have a “permanent” US presence, complete with a command. They say at least 1,000 US troops will be involved.

Polish officials say the troops will be on the eastern border, and the command will manage all NATO troops on the Russian frontier. Poland has been courting a US presence for years, suggesting at times they’d joined NATO specifically for the opportunity to host US troops.

The opportunity to bring thousands of US troops back home, disappointingly, seems to have been short-lived hope. Worse still, the shaky suggestions from pullout critics that leaving Germany was a favor to Russia may well have played a role in a hasty scheme to dump some of the troops even closer to Russia, worsening the tensions in Eastern Europe.

Aug 02 18:28

Sweden’s Top COVID-19 Experts Comes Out Against Masks as Nation Returns to Normalcy

The country of Sweden has bucked the COVID-19 conventional wisdom, refusing to institute a Draconian shutdown, and theirs has become the model response for the world to take while facing a pandemic.

“That Sweden has come down to these levels is very promising,” state epidemiologist Anders Tegnell said to reporters in Stockholm on Tuesday.

“The curves are going down and the curves for the seriously ill are beginning to approach zero,” he added.

Sweden is even giving up on the mask, which has become a symbol of submission to tyranny as COVID-19 is used as an excuse to extinguish human freedom by governments the world over.

“With numbers diminishing very quickly in Sweden, we see no point in wearing a face mask in Sweden, not even on public transport,” Tegnell said.

Aug 02 13:02

Waffling while Libya burns: Libya’s problem is a security problem that requires a military solution

"Libya’s problem is a security problem that requires a military solution. In the west of the country are the Turkish-sponsored Islamist cutthroats of the Muslim Brotherhood and their crime syndicate allies, now backed by nearly 20,000 Syrian mercenaries and other Turkish-trained jihadists. In the east is the elected parliament and its armed force, the LNA, which succeeded in cleansing that part of the country of the Islamist terrorists. It should be obvious to everyone that there cannot be a political accommodation with the Islamist terrorists — the Muslim Brotherhood and its protégés — not in Libya or any other country. To reach a political accommodation with the Muslim Brotherhood is akin to asking the US White House to share power with the drugs mafia or urge Westminster to enter talks with jihadist Anjem Choudary.

Aug 02 11:09

Netherlands Refuses To Mandate Face Masks; Sweden Says They Are ‘Pointless’

The Netherlands has decided not to mandate the wearing of face masks in public, citing the fact that there is no scientific evidence to suggest they are effective against the spread of the coronavirus.

“From a medical perspective there is no proven effectiveness of masks, the Cabinet has decided that there will be no national obligation for wearing non-medical masks” announced Netherlands Minister for Medical Care Tamara van Ark.

Aug 02 10:22

Oh France! Oh Spain! Oh Italy!

Jul 30 05:23

U.S. is pushing for a new provocation against Serbia over the Kosovo issue

Belgrade and Pristina have resumed dialogue in Brussels, but the recent delivery of American-made armored vehicles to Kosovo could make the talks difficult and signifies Washington is once again attempting to destabilize the Balkans. Serbia and Kosovo returned to the negotiating table on July 16 after a long hiatus; however the hopes of Josep Borrell, head of European diplomacy, to allow a constructive dialogue could now be in jeopardy. Washington’s delivery of Humvee armored vehicles to Pristina is a clear message to Belgrade that the U.S. will continue recognizing Kosovo’s independence. Washington purposefully sent the armored vehicles knowing it will create tensions in negotiations between Belgrade and Pristina.

Jul 29 10:47

Lockdown-free Sweden is seeing a 'very positive' downward trend in cases, country's coronavirus expert reveals as he dismisses wearing masks on public transport as 'pointless'

Anders Tegnell said the number of seriously sick patients was 'close to zero' with the curve of new virus cases also bending downwards.

Tegnell is also continuing to play down the effectiveness of face masks - saying there is 'no point' wearing them on public transport.

Sweden recorded only 1,716 new cases last week, down from 9,094 just a month earlier, and deaths have also been on the decline.

'The curves go down, and the curves over the seriously ill begin to be very close to zero. As a whole, it is very positive,' Tegnell said.

Jul 29 05:19

EU will not open borders with Russia at least until mid-August, source says

Russia will not be on the updated list of countries the EU can open borders with, a source in the delegation of one of the EU countries in the EU Council told TASS. Brussels will make the updated "white list" public in the coming days, next time it will be revised in mid-August, the source said.

"No, Russia will not be included in this list yet. Unfortunately, statistics say that it is too early," the source said.

Jul 28 06:06

World Bank/IMF Exposed: COVID Aid Conditional On Imposing Extreme Lockdowns, Curfews

Via GreatGameIndia.com,

Huge foreign loans are given to sovereign nations by the World Bank, IMF and the likes. But the conditions that come attached to these loans are seldom told by governments to their citizens.

A recent case in Belarus has exposed the conditions laid by these agencies for loans being provided for COVID-19. The President of Belarus has exposed that the World Bank coronavirus aid comes with conditions for imposing extreme lockdown measures, to model their coronavirus response on that of Italy and even changes in the economic policies which he refused as being “unacceptable”.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I'm not a "flat earther" when it comes to Covid 19; this is a real problem, and has killed and sickened many, some of whom are having bad residual health problems with their hearts and lungs as a result of having gotten infected.

But I have to ask; is the "treatment" demanded by various financial bodies, in terms of lockdowns and personal isolations, in order for countries to get financial aid, worse than the actual disease itself?!?

We have the following story from biospace.com in May, which ran the following headline: Multiple Studies Suggest COVID-19 Mortality Rate May Be Lower Than Expected

And with older patients who get this disease, it has been documented that many people symptomatic with Covid-19 have underlying health issues, such as diabetes and obesity.

You also have the "fear factor", being well played up by folks like Bill Gates, who has a financial stake in the development of a rushed vaccine, which may or may not be safe for the general population.

I personally haven't had as much as a recognisable sniffle since this whole thing started. I take my vitamins, and wear masks in public places; these measures are not unreasonable, so I do them, but have to question their actual effect on flattening the curve of infections.

Jul 27 20:19

Money Supply Madness in the Euro area

Jul 27 08:15

US cranks up pressure on Europe over Russia pipeline projects: Report

Risking a further escalation of tensions, the United States is increasing pressure on European contractors to drop out of Nord Stream 2 - a major Russian pipeline project that would transport gas to Europe under the Baltic Sea, according to a report.

In recent days, a dozen US officials from the Department of State, the Department of the Treasury and the Department of Energy have held video conferences with European contractors to underline their concern about the energy project, the German Die Welt newspaper reported on Saturday.

The officials signaled that they want to stop the completion of the $11.7 billion project, threatening representatives of the European companies with “far-reaching consequences” if they continue cooperating with it, the paper said.

Jul 26 11:52

More than 600,000 British tourists on holiday in Spain now a face two-week 'house arrest' quarantine amid scramble to return home after bombshell axing of 'air bridge' - throwing their working lives into fresh disarray

Hundreds of thousands of 'panicked' British tourists heading home from Spain are facing a two-week quarantine back in the UK after the government's bombshell announcement last night to scrap the air bridge.

An estimated 600,000 Britons are thought to be affected by the rule change with queues of home-bound travellers reacting with anger and confusion as they prepared to board a plane from Madrid this morning.

The government last night suddenly pulled its air bridge with Spain with almost immediate effect following a spike of coronavirus cases in the country.

The move, which came into effect from midnight, means anyone returning to Britain from Spain faces an automatic fortnight-long quarantine at home.

Jul 25 17:02

'Our Government has hung us out to dry': Couple who will be among first to be quarantined from Spain blast 'ridiculous' ruling after u-turn over travel rule means they will be stuck at home for next two weeks

A British couple who are set to be among the first tourists returning from Spain to be hit by the new two-week quarantine have blasted the 'ridiculous' government u-turn on travel.

Sophie Ingham, 23, and her boyfriend Nick Baldwin flew out to Tenerife a week ago after government guidance announced that travel to Spain was permitted again.

Now though, the couple are set to be among the first people returning to Britain from Spain who will have to quarantine for two weeks after Spain saw a spike in coronavirus cases.

Jul 25 10:51

Europe Panics as a swarm invades Italy

Jul 23 04:26

US Marine Corps to Send More Troops to Norway During Drills

According to Norwegian Defence Minister Frank Bakke-Jensen, the US presence in the country will be made more dynamic. Instead of maintaining a force of 700 in the country, the US presence will soar during drills and diminish in peacetime.

Major Adrian Rankine-Galloway at the US Marine Corps Forces European Command has assured Norway that despite the restructuring of the US Marine Corps, which may have consequences for the allies' defensive capabilities, the US still promises to fully support Norway and meet it obligations.

“We will continue to develop our strong security cooperation with Norway,” Rankine-Galloway told the newspaper Klassekampen.

He added that American participation in Norwegian exercises will increase, while the continuous presence will be made more dynamic.

Jul 23 04:19

NATO at the Helm of European Foreign Policy

NATO Defense Ministers (Lorenzo Guerini, Pd representing Italy) gathered by videoconference on June17/18, and made a series of “decisions to strengthen the Alliance’s deterrence.” However, nobody in Italy talks about it, neither the media (including social media) nor the political world, where an absolute multipartisan silence reigns over all this. Yet these decisions, basically dictated by Washington and signed by Minister Guerini for Italy, not only trace the guidelines of our military policy, but also our foreign policy.

First of all – announces Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg – “NATO is preparing for a possible second wave of Covid-19,” against which NATO has already mobilized over half a million soldiers in Europe. Stoltenberg does not clarify how NATO can predict a possible second virus pandemic with a new lockdown.

Jul 17 17:13

THE MEDIA'S JIHAD AGAINST SWEDEN'S NO-LOCKDOWN POLICY IGNORES KEY FACTS

Sweden's total deaths per million in population as of July 14 is 549. That's considerably lower than the deaths per million rate in the UK, which is 662, and in Spain, which is 608. In Belgium, the death rate is 884.

Moreover, the Sweden deaths per million is many times better than the rates found in New Jersey and New York: 1,763 and 1,669.

An astute reader, however, will quickly notice that articles condemning Sweden's "failure" rarely if ever mention these comparisons. Instead, anti-Sweden articles are careful to only mention countries with far lower deaths per million, usually Denmark and Norway. A nonspecific stock phrase is generally inserted which repeats that Sweden has: "a far higher mortality rate than its neighbours."

Jul 12 10:48

No Masks Or Social Distancing - Shopping In Stockholm, Sweden

Original YouTube post removed. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Rnc2xQsSq8

Jul 09 09:51

Sweden's coronavirus death rate is now falling FASTER than the UK's despite never having a lockdown

Sweden registered 1.6 deaths per million people on Thursday which was higher overall than the 1.4 deaths registered in the UK.

But the country's death rate has fallen by 2.51 deaths per million since June 9, when it was the highest in Europe at 4.12.

In the same time period the UK's death rate fell by just 1.88 deaths per million, with the figure largely stalling since mid-June as Britain attempts to exit a lockdown that has devastated the economy.

Jul 09 08:24

SECOND night of clashes in Serbia as government & opposition blame each other for protests over Covid-19 lockdown

Thousands of people gathered in Belgrade and other major cities to protest the Serbian government’s intent to reimpose coronavirus lockdowns. Stones and teargas flew as they clashed with riot police long into the night.

Police in Belgrade have reportedly dispersed the bulk of the demonstrators by midnight local time on Wednesday, after nearly five hours of standoffs and clashes with a crowd of mostly young men and women.

What started on Tuesday as a protest against the announced second round of Covid-19 lockdowns quickly turned into an attempt to storm the parliament and fights with the police.

Jul 09 08:24

Serbian defense minister says protests are ‘COUP ATTEMPT’, aim to spark CIVIL WAR

Violent clashes that rocked Belgrade and other cities this week were “carefully prepared,” and are aimed at seizing power and igniting a civil war in Serbia, the Balkan country’s defense minister has alleged.

What started as a demonstration against the government-planned curfew over the coronavirus eventually got out of hand and snowballed into massive riots that saw mostly young people assaulting police squads in Belgrade and other major Serbian cities.

The brewing unrest is actually a coup attempt, Serbian Defense Minister Aleksandar Vulin opined on Thursday while speaking on local television. The “terrible street violence” has purely political backgrounds, he argued.

Jul 06 17:40

Excess deaths 'substantially' less than Covid-19 figures - HIQA

Excess deaths in Ireland from March to June were "substantially" less than the officially reported Covid-19 figures, analysis from the Health Information and Quality Authority has found.

HIQA says this could be due to the inclusion within official figures of people who were infected with coronavirus but whose cause of death may have been predominantly due to other factors.

Excess deaths refers to the number of deaths over and above what would normally be expected for that time of year.

Jul 03 08:45

European Stocks - "Lots of Optimism"

Jul 02 11:21

Germany SITREP: Former German Chancellor Says U.S.-EU Alliance Could Now End

A German equivalent to UK’s Financial Times and America’s Wall Street Journal is the Dusseldorf Handelsblatt or “Commerce Sheet,” which headlined on June 30th, “Former Chancellor Schröder: USA Ending Transatlantic Partnership”.

They reported:

Former German Chancellor Gerhard Schröder has condemned possible new US sanctions against the Nord Stream 2 natural gas pipeline as “deliberate termination of the transatlantic partnership.” A draft law currently under discussion in the US Congress is “a widespread, unjustified attack on the European economy and an unacceptable interference with EU sovereignty and the energy security of Western Europe,” Schröder writes in his statement for a public hearing of the Economic Committee scheduled for Wednesday in the Bundestag.

Jul 01 13:57

UK government evasive about sanctions if Israel annexes West Bank

Stuart Littlewood highlights the UK government’s deceptive policy towards Israel’s impending formal annexation of occupied Palestinian territories, noting that while ministers reject the prospect of annexation, they insist on being “friends and allies” of Israel regardless of its horrendous crimes.

Jul 01 06:34

?riminal Roots of Kosovo Further Exposed by Thaçi’s Indictment in The Hague

Serbian President Aleksandar Vu?i? was due to meet Kosovo leader Hashim Thaçi on Saturday at the White House. This was at the behest of US envoy for Kosovo-Serbia negotiations, Richard Grenell, after his much-publicized success in organizing the meeting. However, his success was short lived after Thaçi became indicted for war crimes and crimes against humanity on June 24 by the Kosovo Specialist Chambers and Specialist Prosecutor’s Office.

The US meeting has been put on hold until further notice, but as Vu?i? revealed, the EU will take over discussions between Belgrade and Pristina at a later date. It appears that France and Germany specifically will spearhead these meeting with the French Embassy in Kosovo saying on Thursday that “France and Germany expect Dialogue between Kosovo and Serbia to resume soon. Together with Chancellor Merkel, President Macron remains ready to host a Summit in Paris.” German Ambassador to Kosovo Christian Heldt tweeted:

Jun 28 21:04

EU: Basically, no vaccine then no travel?

Jun 25 08:57

Duda goes to US to ask for MORE American troops in Poland, but I’m deeply uncomfortable with ANY foreign soldiers on European soil

With the Polish presidential election just around the corner, Andrzej Duda’s White House visit may seem nothing more than a dog-and-pony show, but there’s a lot more going on than a convenient pre-election photo op.

It would be the kiss of death for most principled politicians from Europe to jet over to Washington, abandoning the campaign trail, where they’d been slugging it out in a tightly contested election, to curry favour with Donald Trump.

But the right-wing Polish president, Andrzej Duda, who’s expressed both homophobic and Eurosceptic views, is most definitely not like most right-minded Europeans. And, even more unfortunate, he presides over a country where a meeting with the alt-right’s idol, Trump, could actually give him a considerable pre-election poll boost, according to political pundits.

Jun 24 09:41

US Draws Up Plan To Slap Tariffs On $3.1 Billion In European Goods

Back in October, the World Trade Organizations announced that the US could legally retaliate against the EU by slapping new tariffs on some $7.5 billion in European exports as punishment for the Europeans providing illegal government subsidies to Airbus. At the time, we warned that this was like throwing gasoline on the embers of the US-EU trade spat as the Trump administration auto tariffs still loomed large over the global economic landscape.

Since then, the US has imposed some of those tariffs. Now, Robert Lighthizer has a plan for the last $3.1 billion

Webmaster's Commentary: 

(Sigh): This is only going to make trade with Europe worse, not better.

Jun 24 09:36

NATO 2030: How To Make A Bad Idea Worse

Authored by Matthew Ehret via The Strategic Culture Foundation,

Just when you thought the leaders of NATO could not push the limits of insanity any further, something like NATO 2030 is announced.

After helping blow up the Middle East and North Africa, dividing the Balkans into zones of war and tension, turning Ukraine upside down using armadas of neo Nazis, and encircling Russia with a ballistic missile shield, the leaders of this Cold War relic have decided that the best way to deal with instability of the world is… more NATO.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Forgive me, but I am having a palm to forehead moment, at velocity, upon reading this; just when you think this organization CANNOT possibly get more dysfunctional, it does, and literally doubles down on it!!!

Jun 22 07:36

The Newest Battlefield In The European Gas War

Authored by Viktor Katuna via OilPrice.com,

In the first days of June 2020, the Greek industrial holding Mytilineos announced that it had concluded a long-term contract with Gazprom’s commercial arm.

The onset of continuous US LNG deliveries to Greece bears a much harsher reputational blow to Russian energy interests than Qatari or Algerian supplies.

Jun 20 09:35

EU’s aviation deal with Israel “the pinnacle of hypocrisy”

Stuart Littlewood highlights the absurd hypocrisy of Members of the European Parliament who have agreed in effect to reward Israel for its decision to annex more Palestinian territories while simultaneously discussing measures to deter Israel from declaring annexation of those self-same Palestinian territories.>>

Jun 20 05:41

Street Battles in France with Weapons

Jun 19 09:35

FROM TOXIC FOOD TO AGRARIAN DISASTER: DIRTY DEALS DONE DIRT CHEAP

During the early days of the coronavirus lockdowns, in some quarters there was a certain degree of optimism around. Although millions of people were suffering, the hope was that the Covid-19 crisis would shine light on societal and economic systems across the world, exposing some of the deep-rooted flaws of capitalism.

Jun 19 06:47

NATO To Probe French & Turkish Warships Near Clash Incident Off Libya

Perhaps predictably given Erdogan's increased threats and foreign adventurism, cracks loom in the NATO alliance over Libya, leading to an official probe by Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg.

It started last week after France complained that Turkey is still breaking a UN arms embargo in effect on war-torn Libya. When a French frigate attempted to intercept a Turkish vessel suspected of running arms into Tripoli on June 10, it was reportedly "engaged" via radar, as if a missile strike was impending. The AP details, based on French defense sources:

According to a French defense official, the frigate Courbet was “lit up” three times by Turkish naval targeting radar when it tried to approach a Turkish civilian ship suspected of involvement in arms trafficking. The Courbet backed off after being targeted.

The French vessel was part of NATO's naval operation in the Mediterranean, Sea Guardian, at the time of the June 10 incident.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Stoltenberg is probably grinding his teeth at night over this, and wishing that NATO really didn't need Turkey in this alliance; unfortunately, because of its geostrategic significance in the region, NATO does need Turkey as part of this.

But Stoltenberg has got to make it clear to Edrogan, that it he wants to remain in the alliance, there are certain things he absolutely, cannot be allowed to do... like arms trafficking off the coast of Libya.

Jun 17 01:50

BELARUS - A U.S. SPONSORED COLOR REVOLUTION IS UNDERWAY

SOURCE: MOON OF ALABAMA
U.S engineered attempts to overthrow a foreign government by stirring civil arrests are usually named after a color or, at times, a flower. Thus we had an "rose revolution" in Georgia, a "green movement" in Iran and an "orange revolution" in the Ukraine.

But now the CIA and its assortment of supporting organizations seems to have run out of color choices. How else can one explain that their latest attempt in Belarus. is called a "slipper revolution".

Jun 16 08:17

Incredible scenes from #Dijon France

Jun 15 14:33

Do Palestinian lives matter? Not according to the UK Government which continues to cuddle and slobber over the rogue regime that terrorises, dispossesses and slaughters them

Amid the anti-racism protests sparked by the murder of George Floyd by a US policeman, Stuart Littlewood argues that the UK government and the EU continually reward racist Israel “for its knee-on-the-neck brutality” and “for a crime of such enormity as can’t-breathe annexation”.>>

Jun 15 12:00

Norway halts Covid-19 tracking app over privacy fears in latest blow for controversial tracing software

Norway is halting its Covid-19 tracking app and will delete the data it has already collected after the country’s data protection watchdog criticized its continued use amid privacy concerns.

The Norwegian Data Protection Authority said on Friday that it was no longer reasonable to collect data through the app considering the low spread of the infection and concerns about privacy. It gave the Norwegian Institute of Public Health (NIPH) notice of its decision to put in place a temporary ban on processing personal data.

Jun 15 10:20

Clearview AI May Be Illegal In EU Watchdog Says

By Aaron Kesel

The European Data Protection Board (EDPB) said that the use of Clearview artificial intelligence by law enforcement would “likely not be consistent with the EU data protection regime.”

The board added that it “has doubts as to whether any Union or Member State law provides a legal basis for using a service such as the one offered by Clearview AI.”

The statement comes amid growing concerns around potential misuses of facial recognition technology like Clearview, which matches faces to billions of photos the software scrapes from websites, The Next Web reported...

Jun 15 09:35

Europe’s Fashion Industry Faces Nightmare

Jun 04 11:49

Universal vaccination passport has been in development since 2018, requires absolute compliance with endless list of vaccines

Long before the current pandemic, the European Union had been in the planning stages of developing a “common vaccination card/passport.” This universal vaccination passport is also designed for the “greater good” and will be implemented as a requirement to protect the “public health.”

Jun 02 10:33

Italy Sees COVID-19 Weakening

Jun 02 06:35

Russian General Warns US, NATO Of ‘Provocative’ Drills Near Border

Russian General Sergei Rudskoi has issued a formal letter to NATO on Monday criticizing them for holding a growing number of military exercises immediately along the Russian borders, and in many cases, directly aimed at Russia.

Russia and NATO tend toward having military exercises on their respective frontiers, which the other side almost always labels as provocative, even though both sides do it. There are clearly differences between defensive training and practicing aggressive operations.

In this case, NATO is preparing for the later. Rudskoi singled out a recent Barents Sea drill in which they were simulating attacks on Russian territory and the seizure of Russian ICBMs. This was the first such NATO drill since the Cold War.

US and British flags in the Barents Sea was seen as particularly jarring for Russia, but officials say they intend it to be the “new normal” With NATO interested in challenging Russia’s claims in the north, this is likely to be a growing concern.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

A NATO-generated war against Russia?!?

Let's get serious here.

Look at the historic events of this last weekend, when Spacex's "Dragon" docked with the ISS, and the tremendous amount of technology, and cooperation, which it took to achieve this.

Russian, NASA, and US's Spacex private teams worked tirelessly to achieve this brilliant outcome.

When I see this, and think about what we could accomplish, as a species, through peaceful collaboration, and the only thing NATO can seem to conjure, are military exercises engineered to challenge Russia, I become very doubtful about the future of humankind.

Jun 01 07:23

Thousands Gather for Black Lives Matter Demo in Front of US Embasssy in Denmark - Photo, Video

The death of black man George Floyd at the hands of US police triggered protests in the US that quickly turned violent, involving clashes with police officers, cars set on fire, and even looting. Since then, similar demonstrations, albeit peaceful, have been held in Europe.

Around 2,000 people have gathered on the streets of Copenhagen to protest against the killing of African American George Floyd by US police.

The demonstration in Copenhagen started outside the US Embassy in Østerbro and ended at Christiansborg, the seat of the Danish parliament. The demonstrators held signs saying “Justice for George Floyd”.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

That this event had international repercussions means that that US government desperately needs to re-think its approach to rights and privileges under the Constitution and Bill of Rights, and how the government insures that they are applied equally to all of America's people.

May 30 08:02

Merkel rebuffs Trump invitation to G-7 summit

The president wants a landmark event, but the German chancellor ‘cannot agree’ to travel due to ongoing pandemic.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has rebuffed Donald Trump’s invitation to attend a G-7 summit, which the president is keen to portray as a symbol of a return to normality from the upheaval of the coronavirus crisis.

"The federal chancellor thanks President Trump for his invitation to the G-7 summit at the end of June in Washington. As of today, considering the overall pandemic situation, she cannot agree to her personal participation, to a journey to Washington," German government spokesman Steffen Seibert told POLITICO on Friday.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is Merkel's way... of telling President Trump to do something "anatomically impossible", because of her wanting to distance herself as far as possible from a President who has become "Kryptonite" to the EU-ers still remaining in Europe, and Germany specifically.

May 27 11:56

Greece denies reports Turkey occupied border strip

Greece on Sunday dismissed reports that Turkish soldiers had occupied a strip of Greek territory in the Evros border region, where Athens is expanding a fence to keep migrants and refugees out.

Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias said allegations - picked up the the British press - that Turkish troops had occupied a patch of land that is normally submerged at this time of year on Greece's side of the border were "utterly false".

Dendias acknowledged, in an interview with Skai TV, that "a presence of Turkish forces has been observed in a strip of land where some preparatory works had been made by the Greek army" after Athens would not give Turkey the coordinates of its fence expansion in Evros in advance.

May 26 17:37

'Surrounded Night and Day by Informers'

May 25 07:20

The Convergence Of Brexit And COVID-19

Authored by Steven Guinness,

Little has been made of Brexit since the UK ceremoniously left the EU on January 31st and entered into a transition period. Amidst the coronavirus outbreak, multiple rounds of negotiations on the future trading relationship have taken place, with round three having culminated earlier this month.

In the public eye negotiations are deadlocked. Both sides are insisting that the other must change course with just six months of the transition period remaining. As part of the withdrawal agreement, Britain has the option of requesting an extension to the transition, but must do so by the end of June. Failure to do so will mean that if a new trading relationship is not ratified by the end of the year, the UK and EU will trade on World Trade Organisation terms come the start of 2021, a consequence of which will be higher tariffs.

May 25 07:16

Greece Charges Turkey With 'Land Invasion' After Troops Cross River, Raise Turkish Flag

Via AlmasdarNews.com,

The Greek government recently accused Turkey of seizing some of its territory along its eastern border.

Turkey responded on Saturday by stating that it would not allow de facto borders after Athens complained to Ankara that Turkish forces had seized land at the course of the Evros River that separates the two countries.

A statement by the Turkish Foreign Ministry said, “Ankara informed Greece that the river course has changed significantly for natural and artificial reasons, since 1926 when the borders were established, and that the solution requires technical coordination.”

The Daily Mail described of the crisis:

Turkish troops have invaded and occupied a small patch of Greek land Greece on their contested border.

Around 35 soldiers marched on to a floodplain site on the east bank of the River Evros at Melissokomeio yesterday.

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This justifies a meeting of the UN Security Council just as soon as they can possibly convene; the animosities between Greece and Turkey still smolder, even though there has not been a shooting war between them since the Turkish invasion of Cyprus in 1974, when Turkey, and Turkish Cypriots, believed that a Greek coup d'etat had taken place there.

May 21 20:00

Face masks for passengers and crew and a BAN on duty free: New rules for post-coronavirus air travel are announced

Anyone flying will have to follow a number of rules to reduce the risk of coronavirus spreading via air travel, according to guidelines that have been issued to airports and airlines by the EU's air safety body.

Such rules include passengers having to wear masks for the duration of their journey, saying goodbye to loved ones outside the terminal and interview booth assessments of people showing signs of Covid-19. The sale of duty-free items will also be banned in terminals and on flights.

The rules were laid out in 28-pages of guidelines issued by the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and published on its website.

May 21 10:06

Dutch emergency services battle fire at abandoned NUCLEAR PLANT, urge residents to lock windows and doors (VIDEOS)

Dozens of firefighters have been deployed to tackle a blaze at a disused nuclear facility in Dodewaard in the Netherlands. Police have asked the public to stay away and lock all doors and windows to avoid exposure to the fumes.

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